Social Enterprise Award for Freeset
We’re pleased to say Freeset won the 2012 Social Enterprise Award at the inaugural People & Environment (PEA) Business Awards (http://peabusinessawards.com). Sponsored by the National Enterprise Network, the Social Enterprise Award was to acknowledge the work and achievements of the individuals or teams behind the most inspiring and successful social enterprises (whether a start-up, an organisation that holds the Social Enterprise Mark or a business or project led by young people).
The award recognises the work that Freeset does in two ways. Firstly Freeset works to reduce waste through creating jute and organic cotton bags and secondly Freeset creates employment for women in India who are now free from human trafficking and exploitation through prostitution.
Mark Wakeling, Director of Freeset Ltd said, “We are proud to receive this award and for the recognition of the work many people do to help build business opportunities as a way of addressing human trafficking. It is recognition too that developing a social enterprise is an ideal way to tackle social challenges.”